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Work coming to Lost Plantation entrance

It may be tough getting in and out of the Lost Plantation area for a while, but work planned for the Lockner Road entrance should make it easier once it's done, according to Rincon officials.

November 17, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Thursday night at the fair

Cattle Show Winners

November 17, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Cagle, Richardson unveil reservoir relief bill

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and Speaker of the House Glenn Richardson announced details of the Reservoir Development and Drought Relief Act which will be introduced in the legislature this upcoming session.

November 17, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Tuesday night at the fair

Tuesday night at the Effingham County Fair featured the goat show.

November 17, 2007 | Brittany McNair | Local


Larson to address state water issues at Chamber breakfast

For months now, water - or the lack of it - has been a growing concern for Georgia. The northern and western parts of the state are suffering from the worst drought in the state's history. Gov. Sonny Purdue has declared parts of the state a disaster area because of the adverse effects of the drought.

November 17, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Statewide tax meeting coming to Savannah

ATLANTA - This fall, the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute will host a series of meetings throughout Georgia to educate the public about proposals being discussed by state legislators that would make major changes to the state's tax system.

November 17, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Red Cross mobilizes for wildfires

With the wildfires still escalating, Red Cross supplies and volunteers are en route to Southern California by the thousands. More than 500 American Red Cross workers have been hard at work since Sunday morning and the Red Cross is expanding its services rapidly as the needs change and escalate. Here's what the Red Cross has on the way:

November 17, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Christmas parade, Dickens festival approaching

The Lions Club Christmas Parade and Dickens Craft Festival are a few weeks away. The events will take place on Nov. 17 in Rincon. The parade will be at 10 a.m., the Dickens Craft Festival will run from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

November 17, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Browher wants to keep millage at zero

The Rincon Reese Browher has known since he moved to Effingham at age 7 is a lot different from the town where he and his wife live and raise their new baby daughter.

November 17, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


State forming drought response group

ATLANTA - In a joint effort, four state agencies with expertise in disaster planning have joined forces to develop policies and strategies to cope with Georgia's ongoing drought.

November 17, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


County OKs vehicle service contract

Effingham County commissioners approved a new contract for maintenance, going with First Vehicle Services.

November 17, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Wednesday night at the fair

Swine Show Winners

November 17, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Local


Guyton man killed in I-95 wreck

A Guyton man died Sunday after crashing his motorcycle into the back of a trailer on Interstate 95 in west Chatham County.

November 15, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


IDA members discuss need for more roads

When a developer's group spoke to the Effingham Industrial Development Authority last month, they espoused the need for roads.

November 15, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Research Forest plans in the works

Effingham County Industrial Development Authority members don't want the plans for the Research Forest Tract to languish.

November 15, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


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DoT urging safety as school starts

Students heading back to school means more traffic, increased congestion and the need for extra safety precautions. From school buses loading and unloading, to kids ...

August 03, 2016 | Staff Report | Local


Hitchens receives award from state police chiefs group

State Rep. Bill Hitchens (R-Rincon) recently received the Meritorious Service Award from the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police (GACP). Rep. Hitchens was presented with ...

August 03, 2016 | Staff report | Local


State lawmakers announce three road projects in the area

The legislative delegation from Bulloch, Candler and Effingham counties announced that three DOT projects were awarded to the district by the state Department of Transportation ...

August 03, 2016 | Staff report | Local


State awards grant Springfield greenway site, app

The Georgia Department of Economic Development's (GDEcD) Tourism division announced that it has awarded more than $85,275 in product development agreements to 13 ...

August 02, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Rincon chief hopes program has an impact

For those young drivers who think it won't happen to them, Rincon Police Chief Phillip Scholl has a message.

August 02, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Effingham horse tests positive for EEE

A horse in Effingham County has tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). EEE also has been detected in the mosquito population in Chatham County ...

July 28, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Muldrew takes runoff for judge seat

Michael Muldrew, currently chief assistant district attorney in the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit, will become the circuit's newest Superior Court judge in January, after outpolling ...

July 27, 2016 | By Al Hackle Statesboro Herald | Local


Red Cross facing critical blood shortage

While thousands of people from across the country responded to the emergency request for blood and platelet donations issued by the American Red Cross in ...

July 27, 2016 | Staff report | Local


Business summit to replace annual Chamber retreat this year

This year's annual Effingham Chamber of Commerce retreat is taking a different approach - and will be in a different locale.

July 27, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners deny CASA request for part of add-on fee revenue

The Ogeechee Judicial Circuit's Court-Appointed Special Advocates will have to wait to receive funding from the same source as Effingham County Victim Witness Assistance ...

July 27, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County opening the door for new online portal

Effingham County's presence on the World Wide Web could be changing soon.

July 27, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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